Will a Radio Frequency Identification Chip that may be on the ApiJect COVID-19 vaccine syringes be injected into patients and would it track who has been vaccinated and where they are? No, that's not true: The tiny RFID chips would be pla
The FDA wrote: "The observed frequency of reported Bell’s palsy in the vaccine group is consistent with the expected background rate in the general population."
The Andhra Pradesh state government said that investigations by experts from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences have not been able to ascertain the source of excessive nickel and lead particulate matter in the patients’ blood.
Two large recent studies show that people hospitalized for COVID-19 in March were more than three times as likely to die as people hospitalized for COVID–19 in August.
A photo has been shared repeatedly in multiple Facebook posts and in an online article alongside a claim it shows suspected coronavirus patients fleeing a quarantine centre-bound bus after a road accident in Sri Lanka. The claim, however, is mislea
Instagram posts claim that the influenza vaccine will give patients the coronavirus. This is false; the chart provided as evidence is from a study which did not find that the flu shot is spreading the deadly virus, and Immunize Canada and the British C
https://www.cnn.com/2020/10/01/politics/andrew-cuomo-nursing-homes-fact-check/index.html New York Gov.
A Texas doctor’s claim that he has cured more than 75 patients for COVID-19 for no more than $50 spread widely around Facebook and YouTube before apparently being removed from both platforms. Dr. Brian Procter first drew attention through a phot
A purported image of children with limb deformities has been shared hundreds of times in multiple Facebook posts published in 2020 alongside a claim it shows the aftermath of vaccine trials on Africans. The claim is false; the photo, taken in 1998 in t
Multiple Facebook and Twitter posts shared hundreds of times in June 2020 claim that people in China have stopped going to hospitals for COVID-19 treatment and instead "kill the virus with heat" through "steam inhalation"; "hot gargles" and "hot tea"
REVIEW An article which has received more than hundreds of thousands of interactions on Facebook claimed that cannabis could prevent or cure SARS-CoV-2 infection. The article states that scientific results experimentally indicate that certain cannab
We’ve been asked by readers whether it was government policy on 19 March to send hospital patients back into care homes, without making it mandatory for them to be tested for Covid-19. This is correct. There was no requirement to test all patient
PolitiFact and MediaWise are teaming up to debunk misinformation about the coronavirus crisis. To have Coronavirus Facts delivered to your inbox Monday-Friday, click here. An alarming video features a woman with a dire message from the front lines of N
Bureaucratic hurdles appeared to have prevented a hospital ship in New York City from being fully used.
REVIEW The claim that autopsies in Italy prove that COVID-19 is not pneumonia but disseminated intravascular coagulation began circulating from mid-April 2020 onwards on various platforms such as Whatsapp, YouTube and Facebook in several languages s
Viral posts claimed that proposed legislation by U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush would supersede constitutional rights during the coronavirus disease pandemic.
On May 3 2020, Twitter user Bess Kalb tweeted that her father, an intensive care unit doctor, claimed that COVID-19 damaged blood and vascular systems of victims like “sticking your finger in an electric socket”: My dad is an ICU doctor
Questions were raised on cable news about whether hospitals have financial incentives to diagnose patients with COVID-19.
Are hospitals compensated 15% more for COVID-19 patients under the stimulus package -- and, with that financial incentive, are New York City hospitals inflating their coronavirus numbers? No, this is misleading: According to the bill passed by
Administrators at a California hospital said the masks weren’t necessary and didn’t provide them to nurses caring for COVID-19 patients.
President Donald Trump once again touted hydroxychloroquine as a treatment for COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus. This time, the president falsely claimed that “people with lupus” who take hydroxychloroquine “aren’
Was President Trump accurate when he stated that a study showed that lupus patients aren't catching the novel coronavirus? No, that's not true: The Lupus Foundation of America warns that people with the autoimmune disease are at a higher risk
As the burgeoning COVID-19 pandemic became more omnipresent in American life in mid-March 2020, Twitter and Instagram rumors about coronavirus patients with high body mass indices being denied ventilator treatment began to spread. On Twitter on March
In early April 2020, alarming news spread across social media — that Emergency Medical Services teams in New York City and on Long Island were given orders not to transport any patients who could not be resuscitated in the field: Just heard a
A blog post asserting that people responded well to an experimental COVID-19 treatment is in no way an evidence-based contribution to science.
U.S. hospitals bracing for a possible onslaught of coronavirus patients with pneumonia and other breathing difficulties could face a critical shortage of mechanical ventilators and health care workers to operate them.
French medical advice warned that "adverse effects" of drugs such as ibuprofen had been reported in coronavirus patients.
Does a video of military troops walking on a sidewalk show U.S. soldiers on a Philadelphia street preparing to invoke martial law on the city and round up citizens to be "hauled off to FEMA camps" because of the coronavirus crisis? No, that's
Amid all the fears, quarantines and stockpiling of food, it has been easy to ignore the fact that more than 60,000 people have recovered from the coronavirus spreading around the globe.
The billionaire businessman and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate faced renewed criticism for remarks he made in 2011.
Did the latest research published by Chinese scientists say that the coronavirus will render most patients infertile? No, that's not true: The study, which has not been peer-reviewed, does not go as far as the headline of the article suggests.
Did China seek court approval to kill the over 20,000 coronavirus patients to avoid further spread of the virus? No, that's not true: This unsubstantiated story came from a website with a long history of publishing made-up false claims. There
A disreputable website spread unfounded claims in the wake of a new coronavirus outbreak.
Millions of people are quarantined in China to prevent the spread of the virus.
An October 11 2019 Imgur repost of a Bernie Sanders tweet appeared alongside the caption “this is how you know he would fight for the people if he is elected our president”: That tweet read: It’s not coincidental that the top health
Does Locks of Love charge cancer patients for hairpieces made from donated hair? No, that's not true: Locks of Love is a non-profit charity that uses donations and volunteer workers to provide wigs to children suffering from long-term hair los
The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly True | Joe Biden cites study that found 25 percent of ankle sprain patients in ERs were prescribed opioids Former Vice President Joe Biden said that part of the opioid epidemic is fueled by doctors who over prescribe.
A viral story from 2017 mischaracterized legislation that was signed into law in 2018.
Was a man named Eduardo H. Gomez in Chicago posing as a doctor and performing colonoscopies and genital exams on people? No, that's not true: the story was invented by a website that makes up tales about weird crimes and bizarre sex act for e
They're the tech-age version of donor jars at the diner: crowdfunding websites that aim to link ailing people with strangers willing to help pay for medical treatment.